Older, nonviolent inmates who could be terminally ill or having a short life expectancy due to another problem may be entitled to compassionate release. A recent New York Times article, “Frail, Old and Dying, but Their Only Way Out of Prison is a Coffin” covered what compassionate release is and how often it is used. [...]
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When you are arrested, you may find yourself in jail waiting for a bail trail. But, what really does bail involve and how does it help get you out of jail and back home with your family? It is a fairly straightforward process that offers you some options to pay the posted amount as long [...]
Social media is overtaking our lives. Today, people turn to platforms such as Facebook, Periscope, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter for their daily news updates. While this provides a quick and easy way to stay informed, it can come at a price if you are charged with a crime. Social media is a valuable tool used [...]
Below is a guest post from Brett A. Podolsky, a criminal defense attorney in Houston, Texas. He is Criminal Legal Specialist certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the former Assistant Criminal District Attorney for the State of Texas: If you or someone you care about is facing state or federal prosecution, you know the experience is [...]
When having to choose between taking a plea deal or going to trial after an arrest, many people may unaware of which option to take. They don’t know which one would be better for their specific case. So, how do you choose? There are several factors one should consider. First off, let’s define plea bargaining. [...]
The beginning of the New Year is a time of forming new resolutions and creating new goals. And this year, six new laws will be going into effect in Florida. Last year in 2017, there were 234 bills that were agreed upon to commence in 2018 by the state’s Legislature. The bills range anywhere from [...]
With the exception of disobeying speed limits and occasional lapses in strict observation of their town’s recycling ordinance, the majority of citizens are law abiding. They don’t often think about the possibility that they or a loved one may be wrongfully accused of a serious criminal act. In reality, it happens far more frequently than [...]
We all make mistakes, but while most are harmless and easy to forgive, that’s not the case when it comes to criminal law. Criminal mistakes can lead to serious penalties and fines. In the state of Florida, after a sentence is served and you are released, you may have to go on probation for a [...]
Sleep apnea is the most commonly diagnosed sleep disorder in our country. It is also fast becoming a favorite criminal defense among lawyers. What Exactly Is Sleep Apnea Defense? The gist of this defense is that the accused is not guilty for his or her actions because, as a result of sleep apnea, the accused [...]
For a criminal defense lawyer, trying to detail what they do every day is like trying to predict what the weather will be like next month. It can vary greatly, but it is that unpredictable variation that makes the profession exciting. An attorney never really knows what the next week will be like. So, let’s [...]